Murder victim's brother calls for more security at Burnsville bar


Anarae Schunk's family members want to make Nina's Grill in Burnsville safer after a recent murder at the bar where Schunk was last seen before she was found dead.

"Something's going on there. Who is responsible? It's got to be the owner of the establishment," Schunk's brother, Tyson Schunk, told FOX 9. "I think there's an opportunity to find a win-win solution."

He posed similar questions on a Facebook page dedicated to his sister and received more than 100 responses.

On Sept. 22, 23-year-old Palagor Jobi was shot to death in the parking lot of Nina's after an altercation with the alleged gunman Anthony Lee Nelson (aka Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson), 31. Nelson sits in the Dakota County jail charged with second-degree murder.

Anarae Schunk, 20, was last seen alive at Nina's the night of the shooting. She was captured on surveillance video with Nelson, her ex-boyfriend, before disappearing.

Her body was found in a roadside ditch in Lonsdale about a week later.

FOX 9 reports police have been called to the bar 85 times in the last year, considerably more than other bars in the area.

Burnsville Police Chief Eric Gieseke says he's met with Nina's owners and the strip mall's property management company to discuss a long-term solution.

The department is also looking into Nina's record. In the past three years, Nina's passed all compliance checks conducted by police to ensure minors are not being served. FOX 9 points out since Anarae Schunk was under the legal drinking age, she should not have been allowed in the bar past 9 p.m.

As for her death, police continue their investigation. Investigators said earlier this month that they think Anarae Schunk was killed the same day she disappeared.

Charges aren't expected for a few weeks.

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